Why Choose Renaissance for Your IB Diploma?
- We have a great choice of IB subjects
- Our IB exam averages are amongst the top 5 in the city
- Our student scored the perfect score of 45 points
- We have a dedicated IB Diploma Common Room
- We offer IB Diploma scholarships of 10%-100%
- Our IB Diploma students go on exciting residential trips
- Our CAS activities include meaningful charity work
- Our graduates go to the leading world universities
- We have a great University & College Counsellor
- We are fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS)
The IB is widely regarded as the best pre-university course anywhere in the world. No other qualification is recognised by so many institutions in different countries; no other programme prepares the pupil better for tertiary education and the world of work.
The IB Diploma is a comprehensive two-year course. It is designed as a pre-university programme for pupils aged 16 to 19. It is based on no particular national education system and is a deliberate balance between breadth and specialisation. There is a wide range of courses designed to meet the interests and requirements of different pupils. The IB includes the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme, the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). Together, these offer the IB pupil experiences and skills essential for our modern world.
The IB subjects offered at Renaissance are:
The IB encourages international-mindedness – that is, an understanding of global issues and a concern for others in our community and the broader world. The IB believes that pupils must also develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity. Through the IB, pupils develop the skills to live and work in an international context, which is essential for life in the 21st century. It provides a balanced education for the ‘whole’ pupil and provides an excellent preparation for both university and adult life. This fits well within the Round Square philosophy of IDEALS that Renaissance educates.
The IB Diploma is recognised as the leading qualification to gain entry to the top universities around the world in some 110 countries.
Universities prefer IB pupils because the IB curriculum develops a balanced variety of skills. IB graduates, with the range of subjects they have studied, have a greater choice of undergraduate programmes. Employers, too, are increasingly looking for flexibility and adaptability, which is something all IB pupils are able to offer.
The school will send a transcript of results for the last four years (if the pupil studies less than four years at Renaissance, the transcript will be for the years at our school) to universities and colleges of pupil’s choice. This can be done through the Common App for the US, UCAS for the UK or targeted universities in other countries. For Year 13 the transcript includes predicted grades. Transcripts and predicted grades are confidential and will not be shared with pupils and parents.
Download The IB Handbook 2017
IB Scholarships 2017 – 2018
IB Scholarships from 10% to 100% discount on tuition fees will be awarded to pupils as follows:
10% Scholarship: Pupils may be offered a 10% scholarship based on results in a minimum of 5 (five) IGCSE subjects with grades of C or above and subject to an interview with the Deputy Head of School and the Head of School.
50% Scholarship: Pupils may be offered a 50% scholarship based on results in a minimum of 5 (five) IGCSE subjects with grades of A or A* and subject to an interview with the Deputy Head of School and the Head of School.
100% Scholarship: Pupils will be offered a 100% scholarship based on results in a minimum of 8 (eight) IGCSE subjects with grades of A or A* and subject to an interview with the Deputy Head of School and the Head of School.
Pupils who have not studied the University of Cambridge IGCSE can be awarded an IB Scholarship based on the conversion of their Year 11 or Grade 10 examinations, their last school report plus an entrance test examination and an interview with the Deputy Head of School and the Head of School.
Vietnamese School Pupils
Pupils can be awarded an IB Scholarship based on the conversion of their Grade 10 examinations, their last school report plus an entrance test examination, including an English test, and an interview with the Deputy Head of School and the Head of School. Scholarships are for either 10%, 50% or 100%. All scholarships are valid for 2 years, dependent on students achieving a minimum academic level in their end-of-year report in the first year (excluding TOK and the Extended Essay). If the pupil does not achieve this minimum, the school reserves the right to withdraw the IB Scholarship for the second year.
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